82 New Shackle Island Rd, Hendersonville, TN | Directions 3707536.304052 -86.634766
Probably the worst Italian restaurant I've been to – We went for dinner on a Saturday around 6:00, and the place was dead. There were 2 other tables besides us. The place was so dark we could hardly see the menu. Our dinner took FOREVER, actually it was more like 45 minutes. I had ordered eggplant parm, and when our food came out, we were told they "ran out of eggplant, so they had to run to the store and buy more." If that is true, they could have told me, and I would have ordered something else!! After waiting for so long, the food was just o.k.
Best NY style pizza – Italian Grill has a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. We have been going there for years. The NY style pizza is the best around.
Yum – I love this place! Their lunch buffet is a great deal...very basic, but the pizza and the homemade lasagna is out of this world! The items on the buffet are always fresh and hot! They seem to put it out in smaller amounts which gets you the freshest food possible! Love it!
Wonderful Time – My wife and I went to what alot of people here in Hendersonville call the GRILL, just the other night and had a blast. The music was good the food was even better and that Wine List was the best. Our server was very good, and we plan to go back soon.
Wonderful food wonderful music! – Up stairs service is awful! Too long to get anyone to help you! The food is great and the music is awesome. It is a very nice place close to home for great food and great entertainment, but the service is so slow and nonchalant it makes one sorry he showed up! They could make a lot more money if they would wait on their customers more effeciently!
Love that food!! – Best Pizza I have had since Chicago, where the real pizza is! I love this place, for Large portions and delicious food is next door to perfect. They have great music on the week-ends and a fun environment! Everyone is great, even though the upstairs guy is a little rude and short in his manner, the others make up for his lack of effiency!
If you love salt and cheese.... – .....this is the place for you. Plenty of both in the not-very-authentic Italian selections. The spaghetti is just like grandma used to make, unless your grandmother is Italian -thick pasta with a bland sauce. Pizzas tend towards the cheese and bread style popular in Tennessee and at delivery chains. The live jazz was good when we were there- a woman singing and playing sax with a trio. Service was OK but slow to refill drinks.
Best pizza this side of town – GREAT PIZZA! Even the plain cheese is delicioso. Spices in the sauce give it orginal flavor, and the breadsticks would be good even without the dipping oil-which words can't descibe! The alfredo is so-so but Alfredo is made to be prepared and eaten at home. It is good though over any raviolis...which are all fantastic. The sausage/meatballs are all also very good, although I would ask for extra sauce on the side- they DONT charge you for it like at some restaurants. one of the best things on the menu is the grouper. They are both incredible, though I prefer the jalepeno grouper- comes with pasta and has just enough taste (and isn't spicy). There is nothing like it anywhere! The lunch buffet is also delicious and you can get a few things that are not on the dinner menu. Oh the cannoli's are fabulous ! go on a wknight
Absolutely HORRIBLE !! – The "hostess", I'm being polite using that term, should lighten up and smile. We were treated rudely from the start. We went to the bar and were TOLD to go to the upstairs bar. We did, it was smoky and dark. Back downstairs we were seated by the friendly "hostess". We ordered bruschetta and could not believe what came out. It was a "large hot dog bun" toasted on one side with thick slices of tomato. Do these people have a clue ? Called the mgr over, told him that this is not bruschetta. He just nodded. Not for nothing, but any respectable restaurant would have gladly taken it away and offered us something else. We asked for a check and left. I am writing a letter to the restraurant itself. They are fooling Southern folks into thinking this is what Italian food should taste like ! Stay away..
Not Italian food by any means!! – I would not recommend this restr to anyone. They skimp on the alfredo sauce but that was ok because it was tasteless. The salad was right of a bag and the dressing was standard Wishbone Italian from a bottle. The only good thing was the garlic bread. We did take out on this order and for the price I would not go there again.
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